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Meet the Leadership Team at Sheraton Istanbul Levent

  • Meet the Leadership Team at Sheraton Istanbul Levent

    One of the 30 extraordinary brands in the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts opened Sheraton Istanbul Levent in May 2021.

    The Best Work Is Done Together! With a variety of hospitality professionals and passionate members in a multitude of disciplines, they will help you make the most of your time together.

    Located in Levent, the business and life center of Istanbul, the hotel has 248 rooms, meeting and event areas with daylight, Sheraton Club Lounge, Levantino Restaurant offering Eastern Mediterranean flavors, Sheraton-exclusive Shine Spa with relaxing massages and therapies, Techno-Gym It is expected to be the new meeting point, connection and cooperation point for both residents and travelers with the sports center consisting of branded equipment and a large indoor pool of 200 m2.

    Completely renovated from top to bottom, the hotel reveals the guest experience understanding of the Sheraton brand that has been transformed around the world. The main elements of the new concept, which aims to offer the guests an environment where they can feel comfortable and relaxed while working, meeting or resting, also stand out in every area of ​​the hotel. 

    Hoteliers web introduce you to the leadership team at this beautiful property:

    Uygar Koçaş
    Multi-Property General Manager, Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler & Sheraton Istanbul Levent

    Born in Ankara in 1974, Uygar Koçaş graduated from Ankara University Business Management Department in 1996. In 2000, he completed the Utah University Hotel and Hospitality Training Institute Hospitality Management Specialization Certificate Program, and in 2014 the Koç University Executive MBA program. He is married and has two children.

    Throughout his career, he gained experience in different levels of the industry, starting from the bellboy position. Koçaş, who started working as a Sales Manager at Club Flipper in 1994, was appointed as Sales Director at Club Dedeman, Front Office Manager and Sales and Marketing Manager at Shilo Inn Suites Hotel (Salt Lake City, UT, USA), and at Wyndham Hotel ( He worked as Assistant Front Office Manager at Salt Lake City, UT, USA), Guest Relations Manager at Wyndham Hotel (DTC, Denver, CO, USA) and Front Office Manager at The Marmara Taksim. Koçaş became the General Manager of The Marmara Antalya in 2006 and became The Marmara Pera General Manager in 2008 and The Marmara Bodrum General Manager with his ongoing duty in 2011. In 2012, he was appointed as The Marmara Bodrum, Antalya and Şişli Regional General Manager. Between 2014 and 2016, he worked as the General Manager of The Marmara Taksim and Esma Sultan Mansion.

    Koçaş, who has been serving as the General Manager of Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler within the body of Marriott International since 2016, takes an active role in many organizations related to the tourism sector and serves on the board of directors of TÜROB. Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler, of which he was the General Manager, was awarded the "Hotel of the Year 2017" in the prestigious "Marriott International General Manager Awards" European Region Main Brands category.

    Mukaddes Şentürk
    Multi-Property Director of Finance, Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler & Sheraton Istanbul Levent

    Mukaddes started the journey in the hospitality industry in 1993, With experience of more than 18 years with industry. Has worked with the two major hotel giants Hilton & Marriott International.


    Eda Yildirim Durmaz
    Multi-Property Director of Human Resources, Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler & Sheraton Istanbul Levent

    With close to 2 decades in the industry, Eda joins the newly opened Sheraton Istanbul Levent. Starting her Joirney in 2007, Has grown through the ranks to take on this exceptional job. Has built her career through her stints in Accor & Marriott international over the years.


    Erol Yılmaz
    Multi-Property Director of Engineering, Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler & Sheraton Istanbul Levent

    Erol adds on this role along with his prior role of Director of Engineering at Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler.


    Giovanni Terracciano
    Multi-Property Executive Chef, Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler & Sheraton Istanbul Levent

    Born in Naples, Italy and graduated from Luigi de Medici di Ottaviano Hotel Management Institute, Giovanni Terracciano got his start in Hotel Lido in Toscana as commis de cuisine in 1990. After gaining experience at some of the hotels and Michelin star restaurants in Italy, Terracciano moved to Indonesia, Oman, Japan, Istanbul and China. In 2008 the lure of Istanbul drew him to Turkey, taking up the position of Executive Chef at five star hotels and renowned restaurants.

    Şükran Keleş
    Multi-Property Director of SPA & Gym, Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler & Sheraton Istanbul Levent

    Sukran is an exceptional Spa leader with over a decade of experience from Hilton, Marriott International & Rixos.


    Itır Osmanoğlu
    Director of Sales & Marketing, Sheraton Istanbul Levent

    After starting her career in 2000, Itir has grown the ranks through IHG, Radisson, Rotana before she entered the Marriott portfolio in 2018.


    Çağdaş Bozkurt
    Front Office Manager, Sheraton Istanbul Levent

    Starting his journey in hotel industry as a waiter. Cagdas has worked his ranks at the Kempinski and Marriott International. He joined the Marriott International career journey in 2016 as a Receptionist and has grown over the last 7 years to reach his current role

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